1. The College Tour television program to feature UW-Stevens Point

    Photo of student cast members of UWSP’s episode of The College Tour who joined with Chancellor Gibson at a premiere held recently at the Dreyfus University Center Theater.

    Last September, a film crew came to spend a week at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with the goal of highlighting current students, programs and locations to create a comprehensive guide to the university to share with prospective students across the globe. The College Tour, an award-winning TV series that offers an insider view of […]

  2. Big cheese: Successful cheddar production means UW-River Falls dairy plant is up and running

    Photo of Brianna Crotteau, project coordinator at the Wuethrich Family/Grassland Dairy Center of Excellence at UW-River Falls, handing Sam Galgowski, a cheesemaker at the dairy plant, a plastic container that Galgowski filled with cheese during production on Tuesday. The cheddar cheese produced was the first produced at the dairy plant that will serve as a production site and a training location for students and dairy industry employees. UWRF/Pat Deninger photo.

    New, much-anticipated $9 million facility will serve as site to train students, dairy industry employees River Falls, Wis. – With one slice, then another and another, Sam Galgowski cut a large block of cheddar cheese at the bottom of a metal vat into smaller chunks. Galgowski – cheesemaker at the Wuethrich Family/Grassland Dairy Center of Excellence at […]

  3. UW-Parkside student receives Newman Civic Fellowship mini-grant

    Photo of UW-Parkside student Grant Pitts

    As the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Newman Civic Fellow, Grant Pitts, feels a responsibility to serve as a civic leader for his peers and the campus community. As part of the Fellowship, Pitts has received a mini-grant from Campus Compact to help facilitate a new digital democracy wall. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long position […]

  4. Strings and service: UW-Whitewater’s Charlie Shilhavy earns national music award

    Photo of Charlie Shilhavy, a UW-Whitewater music major from Racine, who was named the 2024 recipient of the Student Exemplary Service Award from the American String Teachers Association as part of the organization’s Student Chapter Awards. (Craig Schreiner/UW-Whitewater)

    What started as a hobby became a lifestyle for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student Charlie Shilhavy. “I wake up and I think about music, I go to sleep thinking about music,” said Shilhavy, who plays bass. “It’s something that brings me joy and gives me purpose – to be able to create, perform and learn. It’s […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System launch innovative Medical Academy Program to begin April 1

    Photo of students making their way through the lower UW-Eau Claire campus during a snowy winter day.

    Learning about the complexities of the human body and state-of-the-art health care is at the heart of the innovative Medical Academy Program, offered this spring thanks to a collaboration between Mayo Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Medical Academy Program offers a unique learning opportunity for anyone who wants to better […]

  6. UW–Madison researchers first to 3D-print functional human brain tissue

    Photo of Yuanwei Yan, a scientist in the Zhang lab at UW–Madison, where researchers have developed new printing methods to grow brain tissues for use in the study of neurodevelopmental disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Photo by Xueyan Li

    A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists has developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can grow and function like typical brain tissue. It’s an achievement with important implications for scientists studying the brain and working on treatments for a broad range of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. “This could […]

  7. Driving change, meaning business: UW-Green Bay’s Master’s in Public Administration is shaping the future of service

    Photo of UW-Green Bay Masters of Public Administration student Gage Beck speaking with a co-worker at the Greater Green Bay YMCA. Photo by Dan Moore, University Photographer

    While it’s easy in our “return on investment” higher education landscape to prioritize fields like computer science and biomedics for their direct financial rewards, students like Gage Beck at UW-Green Bay are more drawn by the call to serve. Beck’s journey into the public sector is not solely driven by financial gain but by a […]

  8. Environmental science: New UWL major to prepare students for fast-growing field

    Photo of science lab: UWL's new environmental science major draws from the natural and social sciences to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to address pressing environmental issues.

    UW-La Crosse has launched a new major designed to prepare students for careers in the critical, fast-growing field of environmental science. UWL students are now able to declare an Environmental Science major after the Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved the program in December. The major, housed in the newly renamed Department of Geography and Environmental […]

  9. Interdisciplinary innovation: UW-Stout professors’ wireless sensor network for crops receives $175,000 grant

    Photo of students from UW-Stout’s LAKES summer research program visiting a Dunn County Farm. / UW-Stout

    Social science/engineering project, funded by Universities of Wisconsin, aims to boost profitability of state’s small farms In a perfect world, farmers could wave a magic wand over their fields and get bigger and better crops, save money and energy, and help the environment. Professors at UW-Stout are developing a low-cost, wireless sensor network to monitor […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point faculty awarded UW Innovation Grant for research on improving Wisconsin soils

    Photo of Associate Professors Brian Barringer and Ann Impullitti (left) working with UW-Stevens Point students on researching how hemp plants can be used to remove synthetic materials from soil.

    Five faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a collaborator at UW-Madison were awarded one of three 2023 Universities of Wisconsin Innovation Grants for research on phytoremediation, the removal of synthetic materials from soil using living plants. The group’s proposal, Phytoremediation of PFAS in Wisconsin Soils using Hemp and Alfalfa, was funded $175,000, […]